WR Corey Davis - Tennessee Titans
|6-3, 209||Born: 1-11-1995||College: Western Michigan||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2017|
Week 20: at Kansas City Chiefs
FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Titans low-volume passing attack squeaked by on the heels of their dominant ground game and defense last week. There is no question that Ryan Tannehill has been a very strong starter and one of the top offseason acquisitions for any team in football, but he certainly has not been lighting up the scoreboard for this passing offense as of last. Tannehill has passed for fewer than 90 yards while completing fewer than nine passes in each of his two postseason games, completing season-lows of 53.3 and 50 percent of his passes in both games. While he hasn't looked particularly bad by any means, Tannehill has made big throws when it counts--which has been his calling card all season. He had fewer than 20 pass attempts in five of the last eight regular season games, but he still managed to lead the league in both yards per attempt and yards per completion on the season while passing for multiple touchdowns in all but one game started. A.J. Brown ended the season vying for offensive rookie of the year honors, but he has been absolutely shut out of both postseason games in the midst of tough cornerback matchups and the overall low production of this passing offense. The same can be said from most weapons in this passing offense, but Brown still remains the clear front-runner for a bounceback in what should be a more desirable matchup this week. The Chiefs passing defense finished the regular season as one of the top units in football, allowing just 6.1 yards per attempt and 224 passing yards per game with only 10 passing touchdowns given up over the last eight weeks of the season. Last week's performance painted a slightly different picture though, as three Texans receivers finished with 80 or more receiving yards with DeAndre Hopkins dominating the game on most of his routes. Cornerback Charvarius Ward is their top option and should see most snaps against A.J. Brown, who caught just one pass for 17 yards in their last matchup. Brown has struggled in recent weeks against tough coverage, but Ward is no match for the talent Brown has faced in recent weeks, so look for Brown to have the edge here. However, Brown's primary calling card has been big plays, which the Chiefs have done an excellent job against this season by holding offenses to just 46 passing plays of 20 or more yards (8th-fewest). A big reason for that has been their strong pass rush, which comes into this game with a big question mark due to the lingering calf injury of Chris Jones. Jones leads the Chiefs in sacks (9) and racked up a couple of sacks the last time these two teams faced each other. Kansas City still managed to be effective in rushing the quarterback without Jones last week though, sacking DeShaun Watson four times. They also finished the regular season with 45 sacks (11th-most) while the Titans allowed the third-most sacks in the league (56). However, this Titans offensive line has played their best football of the season over these past two games, giving up just two sacks while keeping a relatively clean pocket for Tannehill's few dropbacks. The Jones storyline will be one to watch here, as his absence would tilt this matchup in the trenches to much more of a neutral one than otherwise. If Jones does suit up, however, the advantage goes to the Chiefs.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Corey Davis's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 19 vs BAL (2 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)
Corey Davis was targeted only twice, catching one pass for three yards to avoid getting shut out from the score sheet for the second straight game. Lucky for Davis, his one catch was a touchdown on the unique jump pass from Derrick Henry coming on the opening drive of the second half.
2019 Week 17 vs HOU (5 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)
Corey Davis finished with yet another mediocre stat line after catching four of his five targets for 44 yards. His first catch was a 12-yard out route to convert a 3rd-and-nine near the end of the first quarter. A few plays later, Davis found himself wide open for what could have been at least a 20-yard gain, but Tannehill was under heavy pressure and blatantly overthrew Davis. Later on that same drive, Davis nearly had a touchdown on a six-yard catch if not for stepping out of bounds just a yard short of the goal line. On the following drive, Davis made a nice contested catch for an 11-yard gain despite the defender getting a hand on the ball. His final catch came on the last drive of the first half as Davis hauled in a short pass for 16 yards. He was not targeted at all in a second half dominated by Derrick Henry.
2019 Week 16 vs NO (4 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Corey Davis had another quiet day as he caught three of his four targets. Of his two top plays, the first included a 12-yard catch on the second drive of the game where he fought for a Titans first down. His longest catch of the game came midway through the third quarter as Davis was was wide open near the left sideline and elevated to make the catch and complete a 22-yard gain. Davis would get evaluated for a concussion late in the game as well.
2019 Week 15 vs HOU (6 / 3 / 57 / 0 rec)
Corey Davis finished this game with his most yards since Week 7, but he was still overshadowed by A.J. Brown. Just a few plays after getting called for a false start, Davis got involved on the third drive of the game as he made a big catch on 3rd-and-13 to move the chains, gaining 22 yards on the play. Davis would haul in his second pass just after halftime as he caught a screen and turned on the jets, finding the edge and accelerating up the sideline for a 13-yard gain to get Tennessee within the red zone. His last catch was an eight-yard comeback route in the final minutes of the game that Davis hauled in, shed the first tackler, scampered downfield to pick up the first down and more for a 19-yard gain.
2019 Week 12 vs JAX (3 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Corey Davis had little impact on this game as he returned from the hip injury, hauling in just two receptions for 29 yards from three total targets. Both of his receptions came on back-to-back plays midway through the second quarter, one a short screen and the second a long catch in the middle of the field for 24 yards. Davis did find himself wide open for what could have been a huge play if not for Tannehill overthrowing him by about five yards. This low volume passing offense has now kept Davis under 50 receiving yards in three straight games.
2019 Week 9 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)
Corey Davis was involved in the passing game with more than one deep ball opportunity, but he could not connect on any of them as his opportunities were either underthrown or defended well. Leading into halftime, Davis actually had accounted for a net negative yardage total for the team as he only had one 11-yard reception but was called for a 15-yard facemask penalty earlier in the half. It wasn't until the fourth quarter when the Titans were driving in garbage time that Davis was more involved and hauled in three of his four receptions.
2019 Week 8 vs TB (6 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Corey Davis was nowhere to be found in this week's win over the Buccaneers, finishing with just two receptions for nine yards. He was targeted six times, one of which was a well-thrown deep ball just barely batted out of his hands near the end of the first quarter. Davis also saw a deep target in the end zone but couldn't successfully compete for the ball to haul it in.
2019 Week 7 vs LAC (7 / 6 / 80 / 1 rec)
Corey Davis led the team in receiving and tied for the lead in receptions as he had a solid day on Sunday. Davis made a spectacular contested catch on the second drive of the game as he was under tight coverage but plucked the ball away from the defender for an 11-yard gain. Two plays later, Davis hauled in another well-thrown ball that hit him in stride just in front of the defender for a 16-yard gain. His next look in the end zone as Davis settled between two defenders from eight yards out and caught a rocket thrown right between the numbers from Tannehill. Davis took a shot to the head just after making the catch, but he still held on to the ball for his second touchdown of the season. His longest catch of the game would come midway through the fourth quarter as Tannehill hit Davis with a dart about 14-yards downfield that split two defenders. Davis made the catch and quickly turned upfield to complete a 38-yard reception.
2019 Week 6 vs DEN (5 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Davis was targeted five times and hauled in just three receptions for 36 yards with all three coming from Ryan Tannehill in the second half. Davis was the target of Tannehill's first pass under center, resulting in a short 5-yard gain. On the following drive, Davis ran a good out route 13-yards downfield as Davis found him on the sideline. Davis would see a deep target later in that drive as well and made a spectacular sideline catch, but just barely missed getting two feet in as it was called incomplete. His last reception came on another well-ran out route on the right side of the field as Davis snagged the ball and spun for a few extra yards to complete his longest gain of the day--18 yards.
2019 Week 5 vs BUF (4 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
The top play of the game for Davis came just before halftime as he ran a great comeback route to make the catch about 11-yards downfield before shedding an arm-tackle and turning it upfield to gain another 12 yards on his way to the 23-yard reception. Davis was targeted just three more times and managed to haul in just one short pass as he finished with a disappointing 28 total yards.
2019 Week 4 vs ATL (6 / 5 / 91 / 1 rec)
Davis hauled in the first catch of the game on a simple five-yard out route where he stiff-armed a defender to create a gain of 14 yards. His second catch came wide open underneath zone coverage. His third catch was a nice come-backer where Davis hauled it in despite tight coverage from Desmond Trufant. He then broke away from Trufant's tackle attempt to pick up another five yards after the catch. Davis found the end zone on his next reception a few plays later on that drive as he made a nice cut after the catch on an out route, speeding around the Falcons defender before sprinting up the sideline for a 23-yard touchdown. His last reception came in the third quarter as Davis again found space in zone coverage to haul in a 16-yard gain over the middle.
2019 Week 3 vs JAX (4 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Corey Davis had another disappointing outing as he finished with just three receptions for a season-high 44 yards while contending with shadow coverage from Jalen Ramsey. His first target wasn't until the drive before halftime as Davis negated his own catch by lining up incorrectly to draw an illegal formation penalty. He would finish the first half with just one target but no catches. Davis would haul in all three targets that went his way in the fourth quarter, including an impressive one-handed grab on the left sideline. He fumbled right after the catch, but it was recovered by the Titans. Davis closed out the game with a 19-yard reception on the final drive as he took advantage of soft coverage from the Jaguars defense.
2019 Week 2 vs IND (5 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Corey Davis had another underwhelming performance as he saw just five targets--one fewer than Delanie Walker and the same amount as rookie A.J. Brown. After coming up short with no receptions in Week 1, Davis had his first reception of the season come on the third drive of this game as he grabbed a simple short pass for six yards. He would haul in another short pass for seven yards to finish a very quiet first half. His highlight of the game came to start the second half as Davis found separation to get open for a 25-yard reception. The cornerback in coverage came up injured on that play, which helped Davis to be left wide open downfield. This would be his final reception of the game.
2019 Week 1 vs CLE (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Corey Davis was invisible on the stat sheet as he finished with no receptions from three targets. He struggled to get open throughout the game, and even when he was open, Mariota was not accurate enough to get him the ball.
Latest NewsTitans | Tennessee heads home after valiant run (Sun Jan 19, 06:54 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill completed 21-of-31 passes for 209 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the AFC Championship Game loss Sunday, Jan. 19 against the Kansas City Chiefs. RB Derrick Henry was held mostly in check, running 19 times for 69 yards and a score, while WR Corey Davis led the team with five grabs for 65 yards and eight targets. WR A.J. Brown posted three grabs for 51 yards, and TE Jonnu Smith factored in with three catches and 38 yards. WR Adam Humphries also contributed with four receptions for 25 yards, while TE Anthony Firkser found the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown on his only grab. link to story Titans | Divisional Round stats for TEN (Sat Jan 11, 11:30 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill passed for 88 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs. He added a rushing score on six carries. RB Derrick Henry rushed 30 times for 195 yards, while WR A.J. Brown caught one pass for a 9-yard touchdown, and WR Corey Davis' lone reception was a 3-yard touchdown. TE Jonnu Smith scored once on his two receptions for 12 yards. Our View: The Titans were able to move the ball on the ground with great success against the Ravens and that was their key to success. That's their formula for winning most every week and it worked to near perfection in the Divisional Round.
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